Sunburn, avoid it, but if it happens you can treat it.

*This post may contain affiliate links that earn me a small amount of revenue if you make a purchase* I try very very hard to avoid sunburn, but sometimes it happens, this is a rare incident for me. You can read about what I normally use to protect my skin and my family’s skin, here  […]

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Plenty of sun protection

*This post may contain affiliate links, where I earn a small amount of revenue if you purchase an item* I am not joking when I say that I pack a lot of sun protection. My hair colour and skin mean that laying out in the sunshine and tanning deeply is a no go, and in […]

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Migraines and what works to help me cope

*This is a collaborative post sharing some things that help me manage my migraines* All of my adult life, I have struggled with migraines. After investigations, tests, visits to various doctors it seems they are mostly due to hormone fluctuations and can be triggered by tiredness. I can go for weeks and sometimes months without one, […]

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Keeping up to date with my nursing skills with Health Academy

*This is a partnership post sharing some resources I have found very helpful* I am an ex nurse. I trained as a Pediatric nurse, and then worked at a children’s hospital, before moving into community nursing working with children with special needs. I currently don’t practice as a nurse, but I do work with families […]

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Cloth pads are not as bad as you think.

Cloth pads are not as bad as you think. People can be very squeamish about the idea, but hopefully this post might make them seem less scary. It has to be said, that we were using cloth products well before they were trendy and hipster. My tween, when she was a baby and toddler wore […]

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Psoriasis, a diagnosis…

Did you know that Kim Kardashian and I actually have something in common and it’s NOT the size of our bottoms? She shared recently that she has psoriasis and talked about using tanning products and skincare that helps her to cover it up. It was quite refreshing to hear someone as glamorous as her talk […]

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Loosing weight, getting in shape, looking after me…

Loosing weight, getting in shape, looking after me… In 2016 I wrote about having lost a lot (52lb actually) of weight. I had worked hard, through sensible diet and exercise, to loose weight and get in shape, partly because my knee surgeon had told me to (it’s protocol to be told to loose weight in […]

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Getting prepared to deal with hay-fever with HayMax

*This is a review post. We were kindly sent some hay-fever products to try. As with all medical conditions, please seek appropriate advice from a qualified practitioner* Summer is coming and so is hay-fever and we are already heavily into spring. I love the warmer weather and sunshine, but unfortunately it brings with it one […]

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A birthday, being grateful..

A month ago today, the kids and I left this man in hospital. We were reeling from shock after having him admitted with what was initially suspected to be a heart attack, then a diagnosis of a virus in his heart. The last four weeks have been hard. I think they have been some of […]

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